Video: Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship Floats Out

  The “Countdown to Project Breakaway” is on, as you’ll see from the video above. Meyer-Werft, the shipyard where Norwegian Breakaway is being built, released this video from yesterday’s float-out of the ship, the first of two to be built in Norwegian’s Breakaway class.

Videos From Hurricane Sandy: A Bumpy Ride Onboard Disney Fantasy

Passengers and crew onboard Disney Fantasy endured 30- to 50-foot waves over the course of 12 hours as the ship made its way to Port Canaveral through Hurricane Sandy. Below are two videos shot during a bumpy ride onboard Disney Fantasy on October 26-27.

Video: Cruise Ship Entertainer’s Flash-Mob Marriage Proposal

Danny Burns, the besotted Brit who posted the video above, arranged a unique shore excursion for his long-term girlfriend and fellow cruise ship entertainer, Shonagh Daly. The 36-year-old Sheffield native led a group of performers from Cunard’s Queen Victoria in a choreographed flash-mob routine that ended with a marriage proposal.

Video: 1 Cruise Ship Collision, 2 Angles

When strong winds hit Bermuda‘s King’s Wharf on September 14, techie bystanders wasted no time in whipping out their video cameras. The foul weather caused Norwegian Star to break from its moorings and collide with Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, docked nearby. A passenger aboard Explorer of the Seas filmed as Star slowly drifted [...]

Video: Cruise Into the Past

If you long for the days of cruising in sweaters and ties, fancy hat contests and skeet shooting off the back of the ship – or if you think those things are a hoot — check out this two-part video series about life onboard the Italian Line’s SS Leonardo da Vinci (1960). The videos, filmed [...]

New Ship Alert: Celebrity Reflection Sees First Daylight

Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final of Celebrity’s stylish Solstice-class sisters, saw daylight for the first time on Sunday in Papenburg, Germany. With the coaxing of a pair of tugs, the 126,000-ton, 3,030-passenger ship was transferred from its indoor dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard to its nearby al fresco fitting-out pier. This YouTube video, [...]

Video: Time Lapse Cruising

If the Original Trinidad Tropicana Steel Band playing “Jamaica Farewell” doesn’t get you on tglig‘s time lapse video of their Western Caribbean cruise — viewed by 2,255 and counting, the first of several gorgeous Gulf of Mexico sunsets will. Taken from the window of their rear-facing cabin aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, the [...]

Baby Onboard: Cruise Ship Inspires Mom-to-Be

We’ve heard of cruise-themed parties, Christmas trees and senior proms, but Cruise Critic member 444cruiser has taken the nautical theme to an extreme with her Disney Dream-inspired baby nursery. She raided Jo-Ann Fabrics, cyber-stalked photographers and repainted furnishings to make a land-locked room feel like a cruise ship. Clever touches include “porthole” mirrors and a [...]

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